Category Archives: Culture & Heritage

Fifteen Fantastic Fleur-de-Lis Forms (Say That Ten Times Fast)

Fans of public art now have fifteen new reasons to visit downtown New Rochelle.  That’s how many fleur de lis sculptures, each individually designed by a local artist, were installed this month. For a self-guided tour, you can pick up a map of the sculptures and a profile of each artist at the New Rochelle … Continue reading Fifteen Fantastic Fleur-de-Lis Forms (Say That Ten Times Fast)

Summer Concerts (Plus a Food Truck) in New Rochelle

The City and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA) are teaming up again to present the Summer Sounds concert series at Hudson Park – Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm.   Here’s the full schedule.  Every performance is free, so bring a blanket, chair, or picnic basket and enjoy a terrific evening.  For more information … Continue reading Summer Concerts (Plus a Food Truck) in New Rochelle

Walk of Fame Induction this Saturday

Over the years, quite a few New Rochelleans have received national or international acclaim for their accomplishments.  To celebrate this interesting history of achievement, the City and the Business Improvement District established a Walk of Fame at Library Green back in 2011.  Made possible through the initiative and philanthropy of former resident Roderick Kennedy and … Continue reading Walk of Fame Induction this Saturday

May 1st Opening at Mahlstedt Gallery

The Mahlstedt Gallery at 415 Huguenot Street is among the most interesting and exciting display spaces in our region – a historic building that’s been beautifully restored as both a business and showcase for the work of internationally prominent visual artists. On Thursday, May 1st from 6pm to 9pm, you can attend the opening reception … Continue reading May 1st Opening at Mahlstedt Gallery

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears

Quick . . . who would be a celebrating his 450th birthday this year?  If you guessed Galileo, you’re right!  But, well, that’s not really the point, because there was another notable birth in 1564 – William Shakespeare.  And nearly five centuries later, Shakespeare retains a pretty breathtaking and seemingly timeless influence over the English … Continue reading Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears